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Watson Kintner1965 #34 Afghanistan (1965)

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Producer: Watson Kintner
Audio/Visual: silent, color
Keywords: Bamian; Ruska; Buddhas of Bamiyan; Bamiyan; Textiles; Marketplaces; Bazaars; Pashtuns; Pashtun people

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Cat. Reel 285 1965: Reel 34: Afghanistan. June 10-12. Bamian. Ruska [?].

Face of Pashtun girl: decorated waist, sleeve (cu).
Girls: clothing, ornamentation (cu),
Embroidery at girl's school: 6 pieces (cu). Metal vessel for heating tea water.
Stove: apparently stone.
Mending broken dishes: bow drill, small nails, using foot (cu).
Donkey: slit nose to aid breathing.
Rock salt for sale: pan scale.
Boy cleaning metal vessel in gutter. Old man's face: note nose (cu
En-route to Bad-i-Amir:
Herd of sheep or goats (ws).
Loading a donkey.
Donkey train.
Millstone, automatic mechanism to feed it grain: dark interior.
Village of flat-roofed houses at base of mountain (pan).
Outlook tower on hill.
Donkey train with loads.
Flat-roofed stone mill house, wooden water conduit
Nomad camp. Crying baby with fancy hat, decorated vest. Tents.
(good cu of baby).
Baby with fancy hat.
Family home of mud-brick or stone: wall, dome.
Brush firewood on roof.
Man in blue turban (cu).
Stone huts.
Small caravan.
Large Buddha, small Buddha: in niches in cliff (distant).
Open log water conduit (on river).
Irrigation: man making channels with pole.
Stone houses, brush firewood on roofs.
Village panorama: barren mountains, distant snow.
Round summer hut.
Round hut with skin roof.
Panjshir River Gorge
Steep cliffs, narrow road, donkey train.
River scene (ws).
At Ruska [?]:
Cantilevered log bridge (distant shot from above).
Gardens. Waterfalls. Green patches in barren hills.
Earthen wall around a field.
Bazaar scenes: goods in stalls on street.
En-route to Salang Pass:
Camel caravan.
Ruin on mountaintop. Flat stone houses on hill: note high walls
of homes.
Snow shed, snow covered mountains.
Concrete snow shed (cu).

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